Claims Magazine-January 2008

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  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of Late Investigations

    Mamoon Alyah

    It was Nov. 2003, when the electric service equipment feeding a manufacturing facility failed, causing a "direct and catastrophic" power surge that resulted in a fire.

  • Consumers, Insurers, and Ethics

    Ken Brownlee

    Insurer and consumer had a war of words on Nov. 15, 2007, at the National Underwriter Company's first two-day virtual conference and expo.

  • PIP Faces Reforms

    Staff Writer

    The American Insurance Association recently reported that the Florida House and Senate have approved legislation to restructure the state's no-fault auto law.

  • Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers

    Staff Writer

    A Rochester, New York man falsely reported his car stolen before reporting to federal prison to serve a sentence for a previous firearms conviction.

  • Mitchell Enhances Shop Management

    Staff Writer

    Mitchell International, an information and workflow tools provider for the auto insurance and collision industries, has released the latest additions to their shop management system.

  • Creating a High Performance Claim Organization

    Michael A. Costonis

    In an era of heightened competition, increasing customer expectations, and the need to deliver greater shareholder or policyholder value, insurers are faced with significant pressure.

  • Insurers Targeted for Litigation

    Michael Houts

    Fulbright and Jaworski, an international law firm with 16 world-wide locations, has recently released the results of their 2006 U.S. litigation trends survey.

  • Speaking Of : Workers' Compensation

    Staff Writer

    A new year is here, and with it comes fresh speculation on what workers' compensation claim professionals can expect over the next 12 months.

  • Questions of Coverage

    Staff Writer

    The most important -- and often toughest -- part of an adjuster's job is determining coverage.

  • Insurance Critic Retires From Congress

    Eric Gilkey

    In a somewhat surprising announcement at the end of November, Mississippi Senator Trent Lott said he planned to vacate his position as Senate Republican whip.

  • Hurricane Forecasters: "We Were Not Successful"

    Eric Gilkey

    When the 2007 hurricane season came to a close, storm forecasters at the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University must have felt some confliction over the events that occurred.

  • Signing Off on E-Signatures

    Eric Gilkey

    A recent insurance consulting firm study indicates that many property and casualty insurers are missing an opportunity to streamline and improve operations, especially in claims.

  • What's So Bad About Getting Old(er)?

    Phil Schreiner

    Well, first of all, with each passing year, you think about where you thought you'd be at this period in your life. Then you face the reality of where you actually are.

  • Blog Runner

    Staff Writer

    Whole Foods CEO John Mackey recently learned of the power of blogs, for good or for ill, when he blogged while concealing his true identity.

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